Stories for Sep. 12, 2008

It’s past midnight and there will be no sleeping in our house tonight I’m afraid.  The winds are blasting the house and make a constant fearsome noise.  Rain is falling in waves, sideways at times.  We still have no power as I figured we wouldn’t but […] Read more »

Centerpoint Energy tells us that the damage causing our power outage is being repaired already. They claim it will be back on within the hour which if true is incredible.   The storm is not really here yet so this is phenomenal.   Fingers are all crossed on […] Read more »

Ike is not expected to make landfal for another 4 or 5 hours but our power has already failed.  We’re in for the long haul now.  Thank goodness for battery powered laptops and Verizon EV-DO.  May be a while before I update again.  Peace out. Read more »

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I am getting asked a lot why we didn’t consider evacuating and running from Hurricane Ike instead of riding it out at home.  It’s a fair question but one that has no easy nor correct answer.  The fact of the matter is that the coastal regions […] Read more »

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Written by Michael Stroud. MobiTV unveiled Mobi4Biz at the CTIA conference in San Francisco this week, the first in a planned series of TV channel mashups that will allow the mobile television company to repurpose mainstream TV for specific vertical markets. The new “channel of channels” […] Read more »

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When I first squinted at this morning’s news that casual game company Big Fish had landed $83 million in funding (from Balderton Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Salmon River Capital), I could have sworn there was a decimal point missing somewhere. Big Fish reported $50.8 million […] Read more »

It’s a battle between two of the biggest attractions in web video: hot chicks vs. frat-boy humor. Model.Live and Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Comedy, both high-profile and expensive web series, launched last month and earlier this week, respectively. But already, the frat boys are winning. A […] Read more »

There’s buzz around Silicon Valley that there will be a big announcement made at VMworld next week in Las Vegas. I think Cisco Systems will announce support of VMware virtual machines on their networking hardware. And if I’m right, it will have numerous ramifications, not only for the two companies, but the networking industry overall. Read more »

Reva, the Indian electric car company that had one of the best-selling electric vehicles in the world last year, is holding a “gas-to-electric-car” exchange in Bangalore this weekend. The idea is to bring in your gas car and maybe, just maybe, come out with a brand-new […] Read more »

Recently, I did a post on SearchBoth, which presents an easy way to search Google and Yahoo concurrently. I like the idea of searching multiple engines at once, and this post from AltSearchEngines.com caught my eye for the same type of task. The post discusses Joongel, […] Read more »

McCain has been lauded for being way ahead of the GOP when it comes to fighting climate change and proposing some of the first emissions reduction legislation. However, his newly minted running mate Sarah Palin has expressed skepticism at mankind’s roll in the warming of the […] Read more »

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association has joined wireless microphone companies and the National Association of Broadcasters in poo-pooing Google’s hope of using the white spaces between digital television stations for wireless broadband. The association filed its objection with the FCC on Wednesday, claiming that white-space […] Read more »

That’s the question I had after reading a UMPC Portal post making a last call for MIDs in 2008. Last call? When was the first call answered? There were plenty of Mobile Internet Devices shown off at the recent Intel Developers Forum, but we’re hearing far […] Read more »

Google has acquired South Korea’s TNC, maker of the open-source blogging and publishing platform Textcube, co-CEO Chang Kim said on his personal blog today. I met with the TNC team back in March, when I was visiting Seoul. I liked the company so much that I […] Read more »

Warner Crocker of GottaBeMobile has posted a video review of the HP 2730p Tablet PC.  The 2730p is the refresh of my favorite 2710p Tablet PC and it is a sweet convertible notebook.  I played with the 2730p for a bit at the HP office and […] Read more »

The Democratic leadership unveiled its energy package yesterday with the no-nonsense title the “Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act.” But the emerging bill was a swap meet-style process, bundling plans to open up huge chunks of the Atlantic seaboard to offshore drilling with a […] Read more »

Today Apple released its 2.1 software update for the iPhone. The get the update, just connect your iPhone and fire up iTunes. Some of the more significant updates/fixes in this update: Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls Significantly better battery life for most users […] Read more »

Despite the existence of dozens of competing services, del.icio.us remains the standard for bookmark storage for many web workers – if only because it’s been around so long that we’ve accumulated hundreds or thousands of bookmarks there. But one of the big annoyances of del.icio.us is […] Read more »

Nexicon announced this week it has partnered with YouTube to offer copyright management tools to content providers. Basically, content owners can hire Nexicon to monitor videos that get flagged by YouTube’s Video ID video fingerprinting system, and Nexicon will help decide whether to have the video removed or to claim it and place advertising against it. Read more »

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